The sordid life and times of Harun Yahya

Sunday morning at 6am Central I’m going to have a “This is your life, Adnan Oktar!” show, reviewing this guy’s ugly history. Afterwards, maybe we can chat a bit about the differences and similarities with American creationists. I know how to really piss off Ken Ham!


  1. says

    I know. We live on a globe, you know, so there’s never one time that works for the whole planet. I’m trying to do stuff at different times to see what works best.

  2. chigau (違う) says

    It’s OK. There will be a bunch of old people up for their hourly pee.
    or is that just me?

  3. zetopan says

    “… here’s never one time that works for the whole planet”

    You obviously need to contact the “Time Cube” guy to solve your problem ASAP.

  4. davidrichardson says

    Another thing Atatürk did was to ditch the ‘Arabic’ system of personal names, which had been ‘Grandfather+Father+You’, in favour of European-style first names and surnames. So people were told to just choose their own names, somewhere around 1924. I knew this mild-mannered Turkish schoolteacher when I lived in Istanbul who was called Aslan Geçeksever. I can imagine his great-grandfather, who picked the surname ‘really good in bed’, being a bit boastful! And Aslan means ‘lion’ … Aslan still lived at home with his mother when I knew him.

  5. robro says

    “… there’s never one time that works for the whole planet.”

    Tell me about it. I have meetings with colleagues in Bangalore which is currently 12.5 hours ahead of us. Every meeting starts with “good morning” and “good evening” because we’re at different ends of our day. And every meeting starts early or late for one or the other of us as mid-day for one means mid-night for the other.

  6. nomdeplume says

    Vege Tales guy lost me early on when he said that he couldn’t definitely say the Earth was old, because “God could have just made the geology and the fossils to make it look as if it was old” (paraphrase). This is an astonishingly bad piece of thinking.

  7. DanDare says

    To open a meeting with mixed timezone attendees “well met”.
    To close ot “fare well”.
    This will be doubly important with attendees from Mars, given the timelag as well.

  8. birgerjohansson says

    numerobis @12
    You should probably ask “That Long-Haired Creepy Guy”, the one who does internet TV reviews. He is unlikely to take offence, he can hold his own as a stand-up comedian.
    Adnan Oktar seems like one of those supervillains in Turkish superhero knock-off films, like in Turkish Superman, or Turkish Spiderman (Turkish Lex Luthor is already taken. It was in a film made by… “K*nt Films”, I kid you not).